While the Oakland Raiders appeared to be sound asleep during the first 48 hours of the 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy I had a feeling Reggie McKenzie and company had something up their sleeve.
Just moments after announcing the release of linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, Oakland officially signed cornerback Ronald Bartell to a one-year contract, along with guard Mike Brisiel to an undisclosed deal.
“We would like to welcome both Mike and Ron to the Silver and Black,” general manager Reggie McKenzie said in a statement, via team’s press release. “Both players are proven, productive professionals with excellent track records in this league. We are extremely excited to have them both play for the Raiders.”
The Houston Chronicle reported Brisiel’s deal was for five years and $20 million, while Bartell will receive one year and $3 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The signings were the first for the Raiders after a steady stream of releases and restructures that got the team as...